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Wednesday, July 23, 2003
"A City Council member who crusaded against violence was gunned down during a routine meeting Wednesday afternoon, and a plainclothes police officer in turn shot and killed the assailant on a second-floor balcony inside City Hall, police sources said," Timothy Williams of the AP writes today from New York City. "Brooklyn Councilman James Davis, a former police officer, died after being shot twice in the chest, a city official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity."
"What we know is that after 2:00 o'clock, somebody in the balcony of the City Council Chambers, during a City Council meeting, apparently pulled a gun and shot two individuals," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today. "We don't know the condition of either individual but they were clearly seriously hurt and removed to the hospital. This is a terrible attack, not just on two people, and they are in our prayers, but this is an attack on democracy. We will not stop until we find who did this. It is not terrorism."
"Today," President George W. Bush said on September 11, 2001, "our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts."
People interested in doing attacking should take note. If you want to be a terrorist, attack "our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom." If you do not want to be a terrorist, attack "democracy."